(Open Doors) What does 1 million Bibles in one space look like? You might be able to picture a hundred Bibles, or even a thousand—but a million is an extraordinary amount. That’s how many Bibles a team of Open Doors workers delivered to a Chinese beach in one night, 40 years ago. Here’s the extraordinary story of that night, and its legacy.
The months-long undertaking began with a request for 30,000 New Testaments. A believer named Mama Kwang led a wide house church network in China, after her husband was put in prison for his faith.
Bibles were banned in China, but there was an enormous hunger among the underground church for access to the Word of God. Mama Kwang requested 30,000 New Testaments to answer an immediate need—and these were smuggled by Open Doors workers over the course of 10 days. But Mama Kwang knew that this was only a short-term measure.